From registration to post-donation refreshments it takes approximately an hour to donate a unit of whole blood. Times can vary for other blood donations but the process remains the same:
1. Registration: Sign in, and provide us with your name, date of birth, address and additional demographic information.
2. Medical Screening: Answer confidential medical history questions and complete a mini-physical, including measuring blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
3. Blood Donation: Donate a unit of whole blood in approximately 10-15 minutes (no more than 20 minutes). Other donation types may take longer.
4. Post-Donation Refreshments: Remain in our canteen for about 15 minutes, eating a snack and drinking plenty of decaffeinated fluids.
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